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Lookin for a good tent

So I have been comparing two different BA tents. One the BA Emerald Mt and the other the Copper Spur. I am looking for a good 3 season tent to go onto the AT (mid March south-north). I find that I am more inclined towards the no-see-um factor of the Emerald, but I am worried about weight, weather, wind etc. I feel like the Copper spur might have more to offer in the practicality department, but not gonna lie it is a bit, well out of my price range so I need to know if the difference is really worth the extra money. Thanks for your replies :)

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I've had the emerald mountain SL3 for about 3 years and has held up with regular use including some winter trips with 20-30 mile per hour winds with no problem. The Copper is lighter, which means lighter and less durable materials. But as long as you're out of the wind you shouldn't have a problem with either. Hopefully you'll be going with others to split the weight because it could get heavy with either one. I replaced the stakes cause the ones that BA give are pretty flimsy and bought the footprint so the total packed weight is around 6 pounds, the Copper spur would be a pound less. Hope this helps.